Coinciding with the release of the 2004 movie, the video game adaptation of ''Spider-Man 2'' was developed by Treyarch Studios and published by Creator/{{Activision}}. Generally speaking, its storyline [[BroadStrokes basically followed]] the movie's plot, but had several notable diversions along the way.

It was featured in the 2010 book ''[[ 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die]]''.

If you're looking for the {{similarly named|Works}} sequel to Neversoft's ''VideoGame/SpiderMan'', see ''VideoGame/SpiderMan2EnterElectro''.

!!Tropes seen in ''Spider-Man 2'' include:

* AdaptationDistillation: Rather than adapt the film's "Spider-Man No More" storyline, it instead went in the ''opposite direction'' by having Peter Parker decide to quit being a civilian instead.
* AdaptationExpansion: While the game loosely follows the story of the movie, Spider-Man also encounters the Rhino, Mysterio, and Shocker.
* AlienInvasion: Mysterio's grand illusion. It also helps to justify [[IconicOutfit the goldfish bowl]].
* BonusBoss: Calypso.
* BossRush: Upon beating the game, you can get this as an upgrade at the Spidey Store. Go back to the warehouse where you first fought Shocker, and you get to play rounds against bosses and their mooks. Mysterio is not included and instead replaced by Calypso, though bowlhead's mooks remain. Each round escalates the opponents, including four bosses at once.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: Road rage dialogue in the game is ''vastly'' G-rated compared to real life.
* BrattyHalfPint / LargeHam: "''I LOST MY '''BALLOO-HOO-HOON'''!''"
* BuffySpeak: Spider-Man often engages in this.
* ContinuityNod: You can find The Vulture's feathers in the area where you fought him in the previous game.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: ''Everything'' in this game, and in a semi-TearJerker moment, you can see the 9/11 memorial at night. Also, one of the first missions in the game involves Peter being late for one of Dr. Connors' lessons. The game doesn't time you on this one like the others, however. If the player simply jumps from building to building without web swinging, the narrator calls them out on it. If the player continues, the narrator does it again.
* DummiedOut: Governor's Island was also supposed to be included as a bonus accessible area along with the Ellis and Liberty islands. Time constraints forced the dev team to remove it, but its title card [[ remained in the game.]]
* ExactWords: The narrator says that, after you read all the helper tokens, they will say something different, and says you should try to find them all. [[spoiler:This is literal. They all say "something different".]]
* GottaCatchEmAll: You can find skyscraper tokens, hideout tokens, "secret" tokens, challenge tokens, buoy tokens, and 216 "helper" tokens.
* HallOfMirrors: Part of Mysterio's base. Wobbly "clones" of Spidey will emerge from the mirrors and attack.
* HarmlessVillain: [[spoiler:Mysterio]], when you happen to run into him while he's robbing someone. The cutscene before fighting him portrays him as incredibly powerful, showing a life bar that [[UpToEleven fills up three times]]. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He goes down in one hit.]]
* MiniMecha: Some villains will attack in prototype PoweredArmor.
* MonumentalDamage / MonumentalBattle: Mysterio's ersatz alien invasion features his equally-false defacement of the Statue of Liberty.
* MsFanservice: Black Cat. One of the help tokens even provides her measurements.
* MythologyGag:
** Sometimes when you get the drop on some thugs, you may hear one of them shout, [[WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967 "Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man!"]]
** Mysterio's alien fakeout. The second ''Amazing'' issue featured a back-up story where Spidey fought the Tinkerer and LittleGreenMen. Years later, Roger Stern wrote a retcon revealing these "aliens" as men in disguise committing crimes for the Tinkerer and one of them was Quentin Beck.
* NoFourthWall: The help tokens. The narrator even cheerfully admits that [[MoneyDearBoy he's paid by the line]].
* PrankCall: One of the "ambush" citizens says, "Is your refrigerator running? 'Cause I sure am!" Unimpressed, Spidey replies, "No, but I have Prince Albert in a can..."[[note]]"Prince Albert" is a brand of tinned chewing tobacco; the punchline is, "Well, you'd better let him out before he suffocates!"[[/note]]
* ShoutOut:
** Jostling pedestrians sometimes elicits a cry of "[[Film/MidnightCowboy I'm walkin' here!]]".
** Thugs will sometimes say, "[[Film/AClockworkOrange Time for a little of the old ultra-violence!]]".
** In sinking boat missions, passengers sometimes moan, "This was only supposed to be [[Series/GilligansIsland a three-hour tour!]]".
** Spider-Man sometimes addresses people with, "[[Series/TheAddamsFamily You rang?]]".
** In armored-car-robbery missions, a tied-up guard says, "[[Franchise/{{Batman}} If I could utility belt...]]"
* TenMinuteRetirement: In an inverse of the film's plot, Peter decides to give up his civilian life and be Spider-Man 24/7 only to immediately change his mind.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Sure, you can beat up thugs, but you can also throw them against a wall, into water or off a building. After you have beaten them and gotten the points, you can continue to beat on them just for the fun of it. This can also be done to Rhino and Mysterio, the former of which will beg you to stop.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: One of the early missions involves getting a briefcase back from a group of thugs. After giving it back to the woman, Spider-Man asks why the thugs wanted it, and the woman responds that she can't tell. [[ChekhovsGun It's heavily implied that the briefcase's contents will be important later on in the game]].....and is then never mentioned again.
* WideOpenSandbox: One of the most awesome examples, and part of what makes this game so great. ''New York City is your playground''.
* YouFightLikeACow: It ''is'' good to hear Tobey Maguire fully embody Spidey's wiseacre side.